Plymouth Rock Assurance Direct Group president and CEO Gerry Wilson has announced his intention to retire after two decades at the helm. A national external search process is now underway to find his successor.
In his current role, Wilson (pictured) oversees all aspects of Plymouth Rock's Direct to Consumer and Prudential Agent operations in the states in which the firm does business.
He joined the east coast-based insurance company in 2000 and has remained in its New Jersey location ever since. In 2003, he was named Insurance Company Person of the Year by the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey (PIANJ).
Prior to joining Plymouth Rock, Wilson served a 13-year tenure with The Progressive Corporation, where he became president and general manager of the Progressive Michigan Insurance Company.
“It has been a privilege to lead Plymouth Rock in New Jersey these past two decades,” said Wilson. “I’m enormously proud of our growth and what we have accomplished together. The company’s future prospects are extremely encouraging, and I look forward to a smooth transition.”
To aid this smooth transition, Wilson plans to remain in his current position until his successor is found.
Jim Stone, CEO of The Plymouth Rock Group of Companies, commented: “We thank Gerry for his leadership and the tremendous strategic and cultural contributions he has made to our organization over the past 20 years. Gerry has led our New Jersey operations since 2000, fostering its growth into a leading writer in that state, and then Pennsylvania.
“Gerry launched the direct to consumer channel at Plymouth Rock in 2006. He has also completed numerous acquisitions. Gerry also added to the stable of iconic Plymouth Rock product and service features with the Get Home Safe and Car Watch programs.”